Whenever the wheels sank farther than usual into a rut, or jolted suddenly over a stone, she bounded involuntarily into the air, came down again, pushed back her funny little straw hat, and picked up or settled more firmly a small pink sun shade, which seemed to be her chief responsibility, --unless we except a bead purse, into which she looked whenever the condition of the roads would permit, finding great apparent satisfaction in that its precious contents
neither disappeared nor grew less.
Bondly took offence, and with his musket came down to the shore, and blew its deadly contents
into the poor old man.
They all walked about together, to see that every thing was as it should be; and within a few minutes were joined by the contents
of another carriage, which Emma could not hear the sound of at first, without great surprize.
In her earnest meditations on the contents
of the letter, on the depravity of that mind which could dictate it, and probably, on the very different mind of a very different person, who had no other connection whatever with the affair than what her heart gave him with every thing that passed, Elinor forgot the immediate distress of her sister, forgot that she had three letters on her lap yet unread, and so entirely forgot how long she had been in the room, that when on hearing a carriage drive up to the door, she went to the window to see who could be coming so unreasonably early, she was all astonishment to perceive Mrs.
Reed herself, at far intervals, visited it to review the contents
of a certain secret drawer in the wardrobe, where were stored divers parchments, her jewel-casket, and a miniature of her deceased husband; and in those last words lies the secret of the red-room--the spell which kept it so lonely in spite of its grandeur.
If you will not take seventy, I will carry this bag'' (and he shook it till the contents
jingled) ``back to my master.
It happened one day that I passed a tree under which lay several dry gourds, and catching one up I amused myself with scooping out its contents
and pressing into it the juice of several bunches of grapes which hung from every bush.
increased my wonder; for this is how the letter ran:
Many of these I had often seen in the hands of the natives, and their contents
had been examined in my presence.
He locked himself again in the turret-room, and laid the opened chest on a table, and in the darkness began to unpack it, laying out the contents
, which were mainly of metal and glass--great pieces in strange forms--on another table.
He confined his attentions to a careful search for the pouch, but nowhere upon or about the corpse was any sign of the missing article or its contents
I will play you for my I 0 U, for fifty pounds, fifty sovereigns, Trent, against half the contents
of that bottle.